General Elly Tumwine
General Elly Tumwine demands an apology from Hon Ogwal. File Photo

Security Minister General Elly Tumwine demands an apology from Hon Ogwal, Hon Atkins Katushabe, Sarah Opendi after MPs cleared him of contempt of Parliament

Security Minister General Elly Tumwine who disagreed with the majority report of the Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline against him, following accusations of assaulting the Dokolo Woman Member of Parliament, Cecilia Ogwal has vowed to seek judicial review over the matter.

Tumwine says the battle is not yet over until the three individuals make an apology to him, that’s Hon Ogwal, Hon Atkins Katushabe, Bukonjo West County legislator and Hon Sarah Opendi, State Minister for Health (General Duties).

“I said Madam Speaker I completely disagree with the majority report, I not only agree with the minority report, but I have issues and I request to allow me for counter-accusation which is also a right I have, but she said no. Now I said if this is the matter the only thing available to me as entitled by the Constitution is a judicial review and we want to review,”

Additionally, Tumwine has accused legislators of engaging in Mob justices and he now wants those legislators to explain why they attacked him in that way.

“You know you should never apologise against them! You never say I did not hold this book when I was holding it. That apology I want to hear it from Hon Cecilia Ogwal, am willing to receive it with happiness. To bear that I told a lie that you (Tumwine) put a gun on me! Until she says that, that’s one. And then Katushabe and Opendi who alleged that I was speaking those words in the manner they put them, to come and tell me I am sorry,” Tumwine stated.

Gen Tumwine’s remarks follow the Wednesday debate at parliament that saw it adopting the majority report to have Gen Tumwine reprimanded after the Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline found him guilty for assaulting MP Ogwal.

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The Committee according to its observation and findings, they exonerated Hon Tumwine from contempt of parliament basing on article 27(2) and 29 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda.

However, the Committee recommended Gen Tumwine to be reprimanded for breach of Privileges of a Member of Parliament, Cecilia Ogwal.

Now according to Gen Tumwine, all these are lies intended to tarnish his reputation, and he says he disagrees with the majority report and seeks judicial review over the matter.